ATP Rankings: Rafa returns to No. 1

Rafael Nadal reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points, after winning his eighth Italian Open title. It’s a familiar spot for our champ, who’s beginning his 174th week at the top spot.

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Defeating third-placed Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in the final on Sunday, the 16-time Grand Slam champion overtook Roger Federer, who has decided to skip the clay season for the second year in a row.

Marin Cilic climbed to the fourth position, ahead of Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martin del Potro.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 points

2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670

3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,615

4. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,950

5. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,870

6. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 4,450

7. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,635

8. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,195

9. David Goffin (Belgium) 3,020

10. John Isner (USA) 2,955

Rafa moved up one spot past Juan Martin del Potro to No. 3 in the ATP Race To London — with 3,040 points — for a spot at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November.

Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE

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New ATP Rankings: When in Rome, Rafael Nadal does not care if he’s No 2

Roger Federer took back the No. 1 spot in the men’s rankings released on Monday after being second to Rafael Nadal for six weeks.

Our champ drops down the rankings because he was defending a huge number of points won last year when he claimed titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and the French Open meaning he had to emulate last season’s success to defend his position.

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Rafa can reclaim top spot before the grass-court season if he wins the Rome Masters this week and an 11th French Open, which begins on May 27 in Paris.

Rafa:

You cannot be No. 1 five months without competing.

I think from Shanghai till Monte-Carlo, I hadn’t finished a single tournament. We’re talking about a lot of months that I gave up.

If we were talking about the ranking of one year, if I played really good in one period of the year, which I’ve done, let’s be clear, I have been playing really good recently. Last year I made it to the finals in every single tournament. This year till now I had only one or two tournaments that I had played. This is the reality of this year.

Five months without playing in a tournament means that I cannot be No. 1. I’m not even thinking about that. I’m not going to keep the No. 1 today. At the end of the year we will see what happens.

ATP rankings as of May 14:

1. Roger Federer (SUI) 8,670 pts (+1)

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7,950 (-1)

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6,015

4. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4,870

5. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4,770

6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4,540

7. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3,660 (+1)

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3,545 (-1)

9. John Isner (USA) 3,305

10. David Goffin (BEL) 2,930

Race to London: In the 52 week rankings, the year to date rankings, Rafa has dropped one place to 4th spot.

Sources: Eurosport, ATP World Tour

ATP Rankings: Rafa stays No. 1 after capturing 11th Barcelona title

Rafael Nadal maintained his number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,770 points after he claimed his record 11th Barcelona Open title.

At Barcelona Open final on Sunday, our champ won 6-2, 6-1 over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who rocketed 19 places up to the 44th.

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Roger Federer remained in the second place in this week’s unchanged top 10, while Alexander Zverev came in third.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 Points

2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670

3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,195

4. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,985

5. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,950

6. Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina) 4,470

7. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,545

8. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,390

9. John Isner (USA) 3,125

10. David Goffin (Belgium) 3,020.

Rafa moved up one spot past Croat Marin Cilic (2,435) to No. 3 in the ATP Race To London — with 1,860 points — for a spot at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November.

Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE

ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal stays number one with Monte Carlo title win

Rafael Nadal maintained his number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released Monday, with 8,770 points.

Roger Federer remained in the second place, while Alexander Zverev jumped to the third spot. Marin Cilic fell to the fourth spot, ahead of Grigor Dimitrov.

Our champ had to win the Masters 1000 tournament to prevent Federer overtaking him in the rankings. The victory also means that Rafa has begun his 171st week at No. 1 in ATP Rankings, breaking a tie with American John McEnroe (170 weeks).

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The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 points

2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,670

3. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,195

4. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4,985

5. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 4,950

6. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 4,470

7. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,755

8. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 3,390

9. John Isner (USA) 3,125

10. David Goffin (Belgium) 2,930.

Rafa has risen to No. 4 in the latest ATP Race to London standings after winning his 11th Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title.

Rafa is already in Barcelona, where he is a 10-time titlist, having won a career-best 36 consecutive sets on clay.

Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE

Here’s why Rafael Nadal is not upset with losing his top ranking to Roger Federer

Roger Federer overtook Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings this weekend after beating Robin Haase on route to winning the Rotterdam Open.

Our champ will have the chance to regain the No. 1 ranking during the March because Roger is defending Masters 1000 titles in Indian Wells and Miami.

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If Rafa comes back to the top, he will then face the task of defending all the points he earned during the clay season. It will be very interesting to see what will actually happen at the top between Rafa and Roger in the next few months.

As usual, Rafa is not bothered with not being world number one anymore:

He [Roger Federer] didn’t need to return to No 1 to show who he is in tennis. What he’s achieved is very difficult and you can only congratulate him. Rankings don’t lie, he did a little bit better than me in the last 12 months.

I’ve been in the top 2 for many years. Being No 1, No 3, No 5 doesn’t make much difference. What makes me happy is feeling competitive and able to win tournaments.

I won’t fight to be back at No 1. I’ll fight to have my best possible season. If that means later in the season I have a chance to be back at it, OK.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Federer Roger Switzerland 10105 18
2. Nadal Rafael Spain 9760 17
3. Cilic Marin Croatia 4960 20
4. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 4635 22
5. Zverev Alexander Germany 4450 24
6. Thiem Dominic Austria 4220 25
7. Goffin David Belgium 3280 25
8. Sock Jack USA 2880 22
9. Anderson Kevin South Africa 2825 23
10. Del Potro Juan-Martin Argentina 2815 20

 

ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal still leads Roger Federer by 1,960 points

(EFE) – Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the ATP world singles rankings released on Monday. He maintained the top spot although he lost the Shanghai Rolex Masters final on Sunday against Roger Federer, who came in second.

Rafa still leads Federer by 1,960 points in the rankings with 3,000 points available for both men at Basel, Paris and ATP Finals.

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Andy Murray occupied the third position, while Marin Cilic jumped to the fourth. Alexander Zverev dropped to fifth. Dominic Thiem went up one position to replace Novak Djokovic, who held the seventh spot. Grigor Dimitrov jumped to the eighth spot, while Stan Wawrinka dropped to the ninth.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal – 10,465 points

2. Roger Federer – 8,505

3. Andy Murray – 5,290

4. Marin Cilic – 4,505

5. Alexander Zverev – 4,400

6. Dominic Thiem – 3,935

7. Novak Djokovic – 3,765

8. Grigor Dimitrov – 3,590

9. Stan Wawrinka – 3,450

10. David Goffin – 2,885

Source: EFE

ATP Rankings: Rafa has 2,370 points more than Roger and 3,585 more than Andy

In the latest ATP Ranking List as of Monday, October 9, Rafael Nadal has increased his lead over his rivals. He is at no.1 with 9,875 points, 410 more than last week as a result of claiming the China Open title for the second time in his career on Sunday.

Roger Federer came in second, ahead of Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev, respectively. Stan Wawrinka jumped to the eighth spot, while Grigor Dimitrov dropped to the ninth. David Goffin went up one position to complete the Top 10 list after he claimed the Japan Open title, while Pablo Carreño Busta left the list.

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The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Rafael Nadal – 9,875 points

2. Roger Federer – 7,505

3. Andy Murray – 6,290

4. Alexander Zverev – 4,400

5. Marin Cilic – 4,155

6. Novak Djokovic – 4,125

7. Dominic Thiem – 3,925

8. Stan Wawrinka – 3,540

9. Grigor Dimitrov – 3,455

10. David Goffin – 3,055

With Beijing title, Rafa tightened his grip on the top spot in the ATP Race To London. Now up to 2,360 points over Roger Federer, he has put himself in prime position to cap his 2017 campaign in No. 1 fashion.

Sources: ATP World Tour, EFE